Douglasville, Georgia, is about 20 miles west of the city of Atlanta and part of the busy metro area. Residents here benefit from fast access to many of the amenities the largest city in the state offers, inducing an international airport and world-class health care. Douglasville is far enough away from the hustle and bustle of the city center to preserve a slower, small-town way of life. With a population of just 35,000, 10% of whom are 65 and older, Douglasville may be a very attractive place for seniors to retire.
As people age, their ability to live on their own can diminish. Many elderly Douglasville residents may consider taking residence in one of the area’s assisted living homes, which average $4,000 per month. Assisted living communities provide 24-7 personal care and mobility assistance in communities with private apartment-style living. Meals are included, and many communities have a robust activities calendar to help seniors meet new friends and neighbors.
This guide covers the cost of assisted living in Douglasville and nearby cities and gives an overview of the benefits and drawbacks of retiring here. There is also a list of free resources in the area for seniors and their families.